Our expert says:
Increased cholesterol levels can be due to your individual genetic makeup. If you are already on a low-fat, low-saturated fat and low-cholesterol diet then it may be a good idea to ask a dietitian to arrange for you to be tested by GeneCare to determine if you are a patient who will not benefit from dietary treatment, but need to use cholesterol-lowering medication. Visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area. You can also contact GeneCare at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: (021) 422-5538, but I am suggesting that you see the dietitian so that she/he can also assess your diet.
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